Alternatives to popular CLI tools: cksum

This article spotlights alternative tools to cksum, a tool to compute and verify file checksums.

cksum man page

The software featured here is free and open source. All tools provide a command-line interface (CLI) unless otherwise stated.

CLI Data Hashing Tools
RHashUtility for calculation and verification of magnet links and various message digests
md5sumCompute and check MD5 message digest; part of GNU Coreutils
cfvTest and create checksum files
JacksumWork with checksums, CRCs, and message digests
digupUpdate md5sum or shasum digest files
sha3sumKeccak, SHA-3, SHAKE, and RawSHAKE checksum utilities
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